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Oil sands air emissions linked to serious health problems
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Just when the Canadian oil sands have passed with flying colours a test that showed no links between the industry and an increased cancer rate in adjacent aboriginal communities, a new study warns odours from these operations do cause health problems. read more »
Oilsands study confirms tailings found in groundwater, river
Thursday, February 20, 2014
New federal research confirms that Alberta’s oilsands are polluting ground water and seeping into the Athabasca River. The industry has maintained that toxic chemicals are contained safely in tailing ponds, but new research shows this isn’t the case. read more »
Peace River Oilsands Hearing: Engineer Says Vapours From Site
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Hearings have begun in northwestern Alberta about odours blamed on oilsands operations that have driven families off their land. Residents of two tiny communities near Peace River are concerned over the way Baytex Energy has operated its oilsands extraction process in the area. read more »
Non-thermal oilsands tech touted as ‘game changer’
Monday, January 17, 2014
A new oilsands recovery technology envisions injecting cold water to mobilize whole sections of an underground formation so it can be pushed to a well and sucked up to the surface. read more »
Athabasca Oil Sands: A blessing or nuisance?
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Athabasca oil sand deposit (AOSD) is world's largest unconventional reserves of crude bitumen with a potential of about 1.69 trillion barrels of crude bitumen making up 98% of the total Canadian oil reserves. read more »
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